Make your own butterfly & pond net!
I love the shears over our bookcases - they really clear a lot of visual clutter. And we have another whole bag of frilly ones in the shed just waiting for a purpose! What to do with them? Sew up some butterfly nets of course ;0) I found a super easy pattern in "The Kids' Nature Book" (a crafty thing to do every day of the year by seasons) & jumped in. HB didn't want to part w/ any of her terrible wire hangers (I don't use those EVER, thanks to the movie "Mommy Dearest"!!) so I dug some bailing wire out of the shed. That shed is a wonderland of useful hidden junk. After charging the battery on the drill I made a small hole in the ends of 2 sticks, 'cause of course with 2 little ones I will need 2 nets. I cut the shears, ruffles & all & voila, nets! Ok, there was a tiny bit of sewing involved, but really it was 'sew' easy.....
|We had to try them out right away - no fish but lots of life on the bottom of the lake that came home for a few days. We've had a blast identifying the critters - some pics to come in a future post.|
|HB enjoyed the nets as well - but we didn't try to get any dragonflies or butterflies...apparently I "mimimalized" my butterfly house :0( That's ok - next project is to make one with the old CURTAINS!|